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Top ten books sold
Books sold in the last 50 years.

Books sold in the last 50 years. Image by Jared Fanning found on

This info graphic of the 10 most purchased books (presumably also in English) says a lot. – A lot without words.

  • How many of these books have a strong narrative?
  • How many of them have heroes (or a central figure) who dies and comes back to life?
  • What does this willingness to purchase these kinds of books tell us about our cultural relationship to reading, and purchasing?
  • Do you buy just as many books in Latin as you do in English?